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!!Going Places!!

!!Going Places!!

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana BrassHerb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass


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Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass were rolling right down the middle of the American pop scene like a locomotive in 1966 -- and this album captures them at the peak of their exuberance. By now, there really was a live, touring edition of the Tijuana Brass, and there was an easily identifiable TJB sound, with its strummed Latin American guitars, twin trumpet leads, delicate marimba or vibes (played by Julius Wechter of Baja Marimba Band fame in the studio), and strong grooves rooted in Latin American music, jazz, and rock. Alpert's family of sidemen and composers were busy generating their own catchy hits, like Wechter's deadly, infectious "Spanish Flea," and the tragically short-lived Ervan Coleman's wonderfully goofy "Tijuana Taxi." The bossman's trumpet could be joyous, mocking, and melancholy in turns, and his choices of tunes totally unpredictable; who else would dare juxtapose "The 3rd Man Theme," "Walk, Don't Run," "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," and "Zorba the Greek" on one record? No other TJB record has as much unbuttoned fun and humor as this one -- and not surprisingly, it spent six weeks at number one in 1966.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2016
Label: Herb Alpert Presents
UPC: 0814647020310
catalogNumber: 70203
Rank: 19181


  1. Tijuana Taxi
  2. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  3. More and More Amor
  4. Spanish Flea
  5. Mae
  6. Third Man Theme
  7. Walk, Don't Run
  8. Felicia
  9. And the Angels Sing
  10. Cinco de Mayo
  11. A Walk in the Black Forest
  12. Zorba the Greek

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Arranger,Producer
Chris Montez   Composer
Ziggy Elman   Composer
Horst Jankowski   Composer
Julius Wechter   Composer
Anton Karas   Composer
Johnny Smith   Composer
Mikis Theodorakis   Composer
Ervan Coleman   Composer
Sol Lake   Composer
Larry Levine   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jerry Moss   Producer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
John Pisano   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
Charles Champlin   Liner Notes
Brian Porizek   Cover Art
Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt   Composer

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